11 Ways How to Go After What You Want

11 Ways How to Go After What You Want

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1. Focus on the Future Not the Past

We get what we continually focus on. 

If you're currently living a life you know could be better, it's time to change your focus.

Despite where you are today, build an image in your mind of who you want to be, and the life you want to live, tomorrow. 

Fix that image in your mind, add detail, and do whatever you can to get yourself closer to it.

2. You Must Have Clarity

How can you get what you want if you don’t know what it is? 

Get super clear on who you want to be and what you want to achieve. 

Clarity simplifies success. You delete what doesn't correlate to your goals, and focus more on what does.

When you’re clear about what you want, you create a laser beam-like focus to get you there.

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3. Visualise Yourself Already There 

Think about what you most want in your life.

If you could create an image of you having that, what would it look like?

Form a clear mental image in your mind with as much color and detail as possible. 

Revisit that image every day, many times. 

Bombard your mind with images and thoughts related to your mental image, of you having your goal.

Relay your vision to your subconscious mind by seeing your image throughout the day.

4. Create Good Vibes

Visualizing your ideal life is super powerful, but it isn’t enough.

You need something more to add to your visualizations to make them more concrete.

That’s where your feelings come in. 

Think about how you’d feel the moment you realize that you’ve finally achieved your goal.

Keep that feeling inside you and add it to your vision.

Radiate positive and abundant energy as you go about your day.

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5. Take the First Few Steps

Motion creates results. You can have a great vision and feel positive about it. 

But if you don’t do anything to get you closer to your goal, you’ll never have it.

Right now, decide on the first two or three steps you’ll take to start moving forward and do them.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with projections too far off into the future. 

Stay in the here and now, which is where your power resides.

6. Detach and Allow it to Come

Once you have your vision and you’re taking steps towards it, detach yourself from the outcome.

Detaching from an outcome doesn’t mean giving up on it, caring less, or doing less to get it.

Detachment means you focus on the here and now, doing the best you can at the moment.

If you’re too set on the outcome your mind develops a cognitive bias that can impede your progress. 

An example is feeling bummed out because you don’t yet have what you want. 

Your motivation falls and before you know it your goal is a distant memory.

Set your intention and follow your plan.

The outcome will come in its own time, as a result of you putting in the work.

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7. Look for Signs it’s Coming

As you go about your mission, stay vigilant.

People and circumstances will start working in your favor. 

Everything positive that happens to you, take as a sure sign that what you want is on the way.

Even when things don’t turn out how you would have liked, choose to see that as a positive sign.

The universe, in its own strange way, is steering you towards your ultimate goal.

8. Decide You Will Succeed No Matter What

Make a decision to have what you want, even if you don't know how you’re going to get it.

There are so many variables that will come up as you progress towards your goal. You can’t track or control everyone.

What you can do is make a commitment to yourself.

No matter what happens, how it happens, or when, you’ll be ready and you’ll overcome the challenges in front of you. 

No matter what, you will succeed.

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9. Expect Success

Go about your day with quiet confidence.

An inner certainty that you will succeed and it can be no other way.

The expectation of success comes from self-confidence and commitment to your vision.

We don’t get what we “want”, we get what we “expect”.

To want is to have a desire or a wish. But to expect is to know that it’s likely to happen.

A small distinction. But over time that small distinction can determine your destiny.

10. Be Grateful in Advance

Imagine how grateful you’ll feel when you have what you’ve set out to achieve.

Why can’t you feel that gratitude right now? 

You know what you want, you’re certain that it will come, and you’re willing to take the necessary steps to make it happen.

In a sense it’s already done, you’re waiting for physical reality to catch up.

Don't wait until you have what you want to feel happy. Feel happy while you go after what you want.

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11. Have Fun

Do you need to be serious about success to have it? Yes.

Do you have to take consistent action and work hard to get what you want out of life? Yes.

What you don’t need to do though, is to be so serious that you forget to enjoy the ride. 

Spring out of bed motivated to do the day's work in preparation for the achievement of your goal.

Get that jolt of extra energy to finish what you’re working on despite having been at it all day.

Let things flow. You'll get where you want to go. Life is good.

Now, go after what you want!

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Best Quotes About Going After What You Want


"Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen" - Wayne Huizenga

"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself" - Diana Ross

"There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened" - Tommy Lasorda

"You can choose which way you want to go. You have to believe great things are going to happen in your life. Do everything you can - prepare, pray and achieve - to make it happen" - Ben Carson

"If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen" - Cher